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Melissa Evelyn Plantz


For over 60 years she was married to the now deceased John Howard Plantz, formerly of Gettysburg. She was the last sibling of three brothers and six sisters, all now deceased. Many years she was occupied as a beautician, in her own shop at her home on Oak Hill Drive.

After John retired from the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown, they moved to Deming, N.M. In 1993 they moved to Masonic Village Apartments. Together they enjoyed traveling and socializing with family and friends. Although surviving many health issues, Aunt Eve remained a “southern lady,” rarely complaining and maintaining a kind, mild spirit.

She is survived by nieces Bonnie Patterson of Johnson City, Tenn., Nance Pezua of Alexandria, Va., Joyce Dalton of Baltimore, Md., Patsy Carnett of Elizabethton, Tenn., Mary Jane Krodel of Middletown, Patricia Clevish of Hershey, Sara Hitchens of Elizabethtown, and others; and nephews Peter Shown of Johnson City, Tenn., James Valentine of Crosby, Tenn., John Morley of Mukiteo, Wash., Richard Weaner of Gettysburg, Edwin and Dennis Morley of Florida, and others.

A Memorial service was held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.

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